Project Manager

Little Rock, AR
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC890P

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Working Title Project Manager

Position Number 10511

Department Internal Audit

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Internal Audit Department supports the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees Audit and Fiscal Responsibility Committee by providing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the University's governance, risk assessment and internal control processes. The Department has a proven track record for developing future finance and audit leaders in the education, healthcare and non-profit industries, and state government.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Project Manager's duties include: assisting the Chief Audit Executive in ensuring the information provided to the Board of Trustees Audit and Fiscal Responsibility Committee is accurate and free from errors; drafting the minutes of the committee's meetings; drafting the department's follow-up reports to the Board; maintaining the department's ongoing risk assessment documentation; providing fraud hotline communications to the university's senior administration; performing contract administration and maintaining vendor relations; performing purchasing and accounts payable for the Internal Audit and reconciling the department's account; and preparing other operational reports for the department.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, communication, or other business related degree from an accredited university
  • At least five years of experience working with an organization's senior administration and preparing reports for the organization's Board

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education or other non-profit organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of risk assessments processes
  • Knowledge of State and University procurement procedures
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office
  • Desktop publishing skills
  • High degree of written and verbal communication skills
  • High degree of proofreading skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Ability to coordinate projects with multiple participants
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality over department operations

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking


  • Feeling
  • Hearing

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on departmental needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building System Administration Little Rock, AR

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Starting at $80,000 (commensurate with education and/or experience)

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
  • MVR check
  • Financial history background check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 10/18/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Jacob Flournoy
Chief Audit Executive
University of Arkansas System
2404 N. University
Little Rock, AR 72207

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Little Rock, AR

Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status